Set on a private beach, with stunning views of the Gulf, lush green lawns and a pretty beach with soft, white sand, the Ajman Kempinski Hotel is an idyllic place to relax and unwind.
Located just 25km from Dubai International Airport, the resort offers an impressive array of facilities. Whether you come for a getaway holiday, business or to celebrate a special occasion, the hotel has so much to offer.
Facilities include: conference and banqueting facilities featuring a grand ballroom; extensive leisure and health facilities including the Spa and Fitness center, a bowling center, two tennis courts, a nine hole putting green, a water sports center; as well as an array of shops in which to browse and choose your treasures.
It is easy to see why this lovely resort has one of the highest number of return customers in the Kempinski network. If you’re in need of taking a breather, regaining perspective and appreciating what’s really important in life, this is the perfect place to do all of that.
The staff are incredibly warm and welcoming making one instantly feel at home. The architecture is traditional Arabian and boasts warm colours and the grandeur of a large waterfall feature and Arabian style chandeliers in the entrance hall.
There are 180 rooms and suites in the hotel including the poolside Laguna room, deluxe room, leisure club room, and then a series of suites, the most spectacular being the Royal and Wedding suites.
As you awake from your restful night, your eyes can feast on the tranquil sight of the spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf. The sights of guests strolling down the white sands of the beach or enjoying their morning swim will make you wonder if you should go and join in or just enjoy the view with a room service breakfast. If you do decide to go down, make sure that you visit the lush gardens and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the birds tweeting and the rhythmic thud of a couple playing tennis on the hotel courts in the cool of the morning air.
But it is the beach that leaves everything unparalleled. With the aqua marine water and soft white sand, it makes a perfect getaway from the stresses of daily life.
When deciding on a dining option, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. You could try a quick bite to eat at Café Kranzler, Authentic Chinese cuisine at Hai Tao Restaurant, authentic and aromatic Indian at Bukara, fresh pasta, tender meat dishes and indulgent traditional deserts at Sabella’s Italian restaurant, or head to Zanzibar for some al fresco island style seaside dining with succulent BQQ options.
A relaxed all-day dining restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Café Kranzler offers both à la carte and buffet menu options.
Do try the signature Bukhara restaurant with its array of aromatic and flavorsome Indian dishes, in an enchanting traditional setting. Enjoy the traditional Indian decor; a vibrant atmosphere and the warmest of hospitality as your hosts recommend the very best of traditional Indian dishes to try.
While you wait it is enchanting to watch Chef Manjol Aswal and his skilled team prepare the food with dedication. The Khurshan (cottage cheese flavoured with “kasoor methi”) melt in the mouth, Gosht Ki Nalli, tender lamb shanks that have been simmered overnight come highly recommended as well as the Dal Bukara and garlic naan bread.
If beach al fresco dining is what you desire, a stroll down the beach boardwalk to the beach bar, Zanzibar, is the perfect option. Zanzibar is idyllically set on the beach so that a wiggle of your toes in the sand or a quick trip down to the shoreline are part of the experience. Sitting there with your feet in the sand or on the wooden deck one could be on any desert island. Our favorite was the golf car with the surfboard on the side that travelled up and down the beach delivering the orders for the beach!
Leisure and activities
If relaxation is what you are looking for then relaxing at the poolside or at the beach is just perfect followed by a rejuvenating treatment at the spa.
I visited the spa and was treated to an Evergreen HydroFacial facial. The soothing ambiance of the spa was a welcoming treat away from the stresses of daily life. My therapist welcomed me warmly at the entrance and took me to the treatment room. She explained that the hydrofacial facial cares for your skin by providing exfoliation, extraction and hydration whilst infusing rejuvenation. When I mentioned that I have very sensitive skin that is prone to reaction she assured me that the procedure is soothing, moisturising and non-irritating.
She lead me through the four steps of Cleansing and exfoliation, Acid peel, Extractions and the serum application This final step was my favorite where an antioxidant and collagen-rich serum is infused into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration. I loved the way my skin felt – clean, soft and rejuvenated.
For those wishing to be more active, the hotel offers an impressive array of options. There is a tennis court, putting green, pool, water centre and a state-of-the art gym overlooking the palm courtyard. To offset the delicious array of food, we experienced the energy boosting feeling of a workout in the fitness center. The gym is large, spacious and well equipped with everything from cardio machines, weights, aerobics studio and table tennis. On some days you can join the exercise classes that are held there.
So whether you come for a getaway holiday, business or to celebrate a special occasion Kempinski has everything one needs for a truly revitalizing break away.